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English definition of “invention”

invention

noun [C or U] (NOT TRUE)    /ɪnˈven.ʃən/
a story or excuse that is not true , or the act of creating a story or excuse that is not true : All that gossip about Linda was just pure invention. Be careful what you believe - her powers of invention (= ability to think of excuses , etc.) are well known .True, real, false, and unreal
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